H.pylori

Sample type: Faeces

Test name: H.pylori a.k.a. Faeces, HP, Gastric/duodenal ulcer

Condition / Indication: Dyspepsia

Special precautions & notes: Minimum volume: 2 spatula-sized portions. Antimicrobials, proton pump inhibitors and bismuth preparations are known to suppress H.pylori and ingestion of these prior to H.pylori testing (antigen detection) may give a false negative result. If a negative result is obtained for a patient ingesting these compounds within two weeks prior to performing the Premier Platinum HpSA PLUS test, it may be a false-negative result and the test should be repeated on a new specimen obtained two weeks after discontinuing treatment.

Reference range: Not Applicable

Container: Blue top universal with spoon

Ideal volume (mL): 3 spoons

Referred outside NBT for analysis? No

Discipline: Microbiology

Turnaround time: 6 days